Producer Price Indexes

Removal of Two PPI Indexes for April 2006

With the September 19, 2006, release of Producer Price Index (PPI) data, revised indexes for April 2006 were inadvertently published on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Web site and in Table 5 of the PPI Detailed Report for Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (pcu454110454110) and Electronic shopping and mail-order house services (pcu4541104541101). Prior to June 2006, these were research indexes and the release of April 2006 data was unintentional.

Effective with the release of December 2006 data on January 17, 2007, the April 2006 indexes for these two series were removed from the PPI database that is on the BLS Web site, and all indexes in the Electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry were rebased to June 2006 = 100.

The BLS regrets any inconvenience this may cause data users. Further information is available from the PPI Section of Index Analysis and Public Information at: (202) 691-7705.

Last Modified Date: January 17, 2007

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